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And Ingres, which resulted in works of exceptional craft and technique, but lacking in imagination. Eakins made the most of his own anatomical studies in His love of the physical sports he later painted, rowing, ice skating, Bonnat’s classes. His Paris schooling also included classes at L’École des Beaux- swimming, wrestling, sailing, and gymnastics also began in his youth. Arts, which having had its ties to the French government cut in 1863 offered His academic life started in Philadelphia’s Central High School, the painting, sculpture and architecture to a broad, more diverse cross-section of finest school in the area for applied sciences and both practical and fine artists.
On 29 September, 1910, he died with one painting still on his easel. Shooting the Rapids, Saguenay River 32 Often, he made summer trips up to Essex County, New York and what remains unfinished. He was laid to rest at Mount Auburn Cemetery in appeared to be a boarding house in a clearing deep in the woods. This Cambridge, Massachusetts. He had achieved fame and success in his was the North Woods Club of which he became a member in the 1880s. lifetime by his own efforts. He was largely self-taught and spoke a Many members built cottages on the property and the hearty life coupled language with his oils and watercolours that still resonates with modern with rough and sturdy men appealed to Homer.
16 flying legs of a galloping horse or the muscular arc of a pole-vaulting man were studied to see how the anatomy functioned. Eakins was Eakins managed to accumulate a large collection of nude photographs enthralled and began using photos in his work and his classes. of men and women featuring full frontal nudity. In his portraits of his Thomas Eakins, Taking the Count, 1898. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. qxp 15/12/2008 16:07 Page 44 — American Realism — Thomas Eakins, The Agnew Clinic, 1889.